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Profile

Simon is a NZ trained urologist with a passion for men's health and for ensuring that NZ men receive the world's best level of care.

After completing his training he headed to Melbourne for a fellowship in robotic surgery and complex uro-oncology.

Using these skills he worked at Guy's Hospital in London as a robotic consultant specialist in the largest prostate/kidney center in the UK.

Simon was integral in the prostate cancer diagnostic program using MRI fusion technology. During this time he was asked to teach and present to other urologists throughout the world about these techniques. Simon was also employed for his expertise in laser HOLEP surgery in this highly specialised field.

Simon has extensive experience in Laparoscopic surgery and kidney stone treatments and surgery and treats all other urological conditions including vasectomy and circumcision. 

Interests

Conditions treated include:
  • All urological cancers: kidney, bladder, prostate, testicular, penile
  • Kidney stones, prevention and dietary advice
  • Urinary flow problems, incontinence and catheter issues
  • Erectile dysfunction and sexual disorders, fertility and contraception
  • Scrotal abnormalities: hydroceles, varioceles, epidymal cysts
  • Kidney abnormalities.
Operations performed include:
  • Robotic prostatectomy.  Robotic partial nephrectomy
  • Laparoscopic nephrectomy. Laparoscopic pyleoplasty, Bladder tumour removal
  • Ureteroscopy, laser, shockwave treatment (ESWL)
  • TURP, urodynamics, laser, cystoscopy, stent insertion
  • Circumcision, vasectomy
  • Scrotal surgery, hydrocele repair
  • Transperineal prostate biopsy, MRI guided prostate biopsy.

Qualifications

MB ChB 2006 Otago; FRACS (Urol) 2015

Title or Designation

Urologist

Full NZ Registration Date

5 February 2008

Vocational Scope

Urology

Healthlink EDI

tk161uro

Contact Details

Mr Simon van Rij is available at the following services:

This service is available at the following location:

98 Mountain Road, Epsom

Contact us on the above numbers for appointments and referrals.

Reference the “Haematuria or Renal Colic Clinic” when making a referral.

Private Services

OneSixOne

This service is available at the following location:

161 Gillies Avenue, Auckland

Public Services

Auckland Regional Urology Service

This service is available at the following locations:

Auckland City Hospital

Manukau SuperClinicâ„¢

Greenlane Clinical Centre

Private Surgical Services

MercyAscot Urological Surgery

This service is available at the following location:

Ascot Hospital, Remuera

Southern Cross Hospital Brightside - Urology

This service is available at the following location:

Southern Cross Hospital - Brightside

Southern Cross Hospital North Harbour - Urology

This service is available at the following location:

Southern Cross Hospital - North Harbour